It’s been a superlative year for the Ford Fusion—the vehicle has been so popular among car buyers that the 2013 Fusion was the subject of a supply shortage earlier this year when demand outstripped supply. But even with the clock ticking down on 2013 and the 2014 Fusion on the way, it would seem that Ford is not done as its fuel-efficient midsize sedan nears 300,000 sales for the year.
Alec Gutierrez, senior analyst for Kelley Blue Book, told The Detroit News in an interview that “three hundred thousand sales is definitely attainable.” Projections currently estimate that the Fusion has moved 225,000 through September (with recent figures showing a 62 percent year-over-year gain for that particular month), putting it well on-pace to crush the previous overall sales record of 248,067 set in 2011.
Ford recently set the Fusion’s production goal between 350,000 and 360,000, which is being aided by the recent addition of the Fusion to the Flat Rock Assembly Plant’s production schedule.
Automotive oddsmakers seem optimistic that this Fusion could unseat the long-time reigning best-selling car in the U.S.—the Toyota Camry—by finishing up 2013 with continued strong sales. Everyone loves a winner, and here at Cambridge Ford, we’ve got all of Ford’s breadwinners and bacon-bringer-homers, including the 2013 Ford Fusion. But act fast: if history is any indicator, these hotcakes will be here and gone before you know it!
We have exciting news to share about our favorite automaker, the Ford Motor Company. It was recently announced that Ford is on track to break their annual hybrid sales record despite only being five months into the year. The standing record was set in 2010 with a total of 35,496 hybrids sold.
One of the major reasons for this year’s jump in sales is the expansion of Ford’s hybrid-electric and plug-in vehicles lines. Through the end of April, the C-Max Hybrid had reached 11,708 models sold and the redone Fusion Hybrid reached nearly 14,000 units sold.
Not only is Ford beating its own record, it is taking a bite out of the competition as well. Toyota has seen a 21 percent decrease in sales of its Prius models. This is huge accomplishment for Ford and just goes to show how a popular American brand truly holds the heart of the people.
Cambridge Classic Ford is very excited about the continued growth of the Ford hybrid line. We are proud to offer the durable, energy efficient models that continue to impress people around the globe. Come by the dealership today to check out the latest in the line of hybrids and become a part of the record breaking process.
You work hard for your money and when you spend it, you want to make the best decision possible. When it comes to buying a car, you want to make sure that you’re getting something worth every single penny. Those pennies can add up quickly, but when they’re worth it, then making the purchase makes sense.
We understand that you still want to get all of the great options that come with the cars these days, but you also don’t want to have to pay an arm and a leg for those options either. What’s the solution? Buy a Ford that made the 2013 U.S. News list of “Best Cars for the Money”.
Out of twenty-one possible winning spots, Ford claimed the top spot in six categories. This is the most of any other car maker on the list. Make sure you get your money’s worth and purchase a Ford. Here are the six winners that Ford had on the list:
1. Ford Fusion – midsize cars
2. Ford Taurus – large cars
3. Ford Focus – compact cars
4. Ford Fusion Hybrid – hybrid cars
5. Ford Escape – compact SUVs
6. Ford Edge – 2-row midsize SUVs
So the next time you’re looking to upgrade, buy a Ford. It’s worth it.
The accolades continue to roll in for the 2013 Ford Fusion. The redesigned Fusion has taken home awards for everything from design to safety, and the most recent award is for the Fusion’s environmental-friendly efficiency.
The Green Car Journal recently named the 2013 Ford Fusion its “Green Car of the Year”. The 2013 Fusion offers a versatile lineup of powertrains that couple efficiency and performance in a way that the Green Car Journal could not overlook.
“The 2013 Ford Fusion approaches the market with a ‘game-on’ attitude,” said Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of the Green Car Journal. “There’s no overstating the importance of what Ford has done. Many have long envisioned new car showrooms where a desired model could be purchased with one of many distinctly different and efficient powertrains, selected to satisfy a buyer’s particular needs and desires.”
Ford has loaded the 2013 Fusion with innovative technological features to increase and is happy see their efforts did not go unnoticed.
“We are very honored that the all-new Ford Fusion has been recognized as the Green Car of the Year by the Green Car Journal,” said David Mondragon, Ford general marketing manager. “From EcoBoost to hybrid and plug-in hybrid offerings, the new Fusion is delivering best-in-class fuel economy all wrapped in a dynamic package.”
Earlier this month, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) named the 2013 Ford Fusion a Top Safety Pick.
In order for a vehicle to become a Top Safety Pick the IIHS puts it through a series of rigorous trials, including offset frontal impact, side impact, dynamic head restraint and roof strength testing. The 2013 Fusion received rating of “Good” in all categories, earning it the IIHS’s prestigious honor.
“The new Fusion is another example of Ford’s commitment to the highest standards of safety and we are proud that IIHS has recognized these efforts,” said Steve Kenner, global director of the Automotive Safety Office.
The 2013 Ford Fusion is equipped with a plethora of innovative safety features and equipment to ensure its drivers are as safe as possible, including Ford’s Personal Safety System, eight standard airbags that take in account the size of the occupant, Blind-Spot Information System (BLIS) with cross-traffic alert, Driver Monitoring, Lane Keeping Assist, Driver Monitoring and Active Park Assist.
EPA estimates for the 2013 Ford Fusion were recently released, and they have confirmed that the 2013 Fusion is the most fuel-efficient midsized sedan in America.
“The new Fusion is part of our plan to offer vehicles with the very best quality, fuel efficiency, safety, smart design and value,” says Alan Mulally, Ford president and CEO. “We are absolutely committed to class-leading fuel efficiency as a reason to buy Ford vehicles, with customers able to choose the fuel-efficient powertrain that best fits their lifestyle.”
The all-new Fusion has three engine options available. The standard 2.5L Duratec I-4 engine generates 170 horsepower and 170 lb-ft. of torque. It also has an EPA-estimated 22 city/ 33 highway miles per gallon. The two new available EcoBoost engines strive to lower carbon emissions without compromising power and efficiency. The 1.6L option offers great fuel efficiency with an EPA-estimated 26 city/37 highway miles per gallon. The 2.0L EcoBoost engine gives drivers more power with 237 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque.
“Ford is bringing power of choice to midsize sedan buyers,” says Mark Fields, president of The Americas. “More than 2 million customers this year will purchase midsize cars. Our new Fusion delivers the fuel savings people truly want and value, with technologies that cost two to three times the price on some German sedans.”
The 2013 Ford Fusion was recently named the winner of the 2012 Gene Ritvo Award for Design and Elegance. The award, commonly known as the Ritvo, honors the best in design in the automotive world, and the 2013 Ford Fusion stood out for its innovative style and elegance.
All entries were judged by design experts from the Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline, MA and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, in conjunction with the New England Motor Press Association (NEMPA). “When reviewing all the entries for the Design and Elegance Award,” said Meghan Melvin of the Museum of Fine Arts, “we appreciated the simplicity of line of the Fusion’s detailing, the subtle shaping of the hood and the distinctive front composition of the vehicle.”
The award is named after Gene Ritvo who died in 2009. Ritvo was a devoted member of the NEMPA and had a keen eye for automotive photography. “Gene would have been pleased to see a car like the Ford Fusion win this award,” said Keith Griffin, NEMPA president. “It’s an elegant vehicle that is a true head turner. At the same time, it’s practical transportation.”
Earlier this year, Ford made headlines when they announced that the popular Sync system will come standard on all 2013 Fusions. Now, the system continues to creep through the Ford lineup as the automaker announced this week that Sync will also be standard on all 2013 Flex trim levels.
Ford’s Sync system is a voice-activated technology that helps drivers stay in touch, informed, and entertained through simple voice commands. With Sync, drivers can make and receive phone calls, have incoming text messages read aloud, select music, get directions, and find out sports scores all while keeping their hands firmly on the wheel.
The Sync system will still be available with or without MyFord Touch, which is receiving its first large round of updates this year. MyFord Touch will be standard on higher trim levels, and optional on more basic models.
This change will likely be welcomed by current Flex owners looking to upgrade to the newer model and future Flex models, as most versions of the crossover are currently being purchased with the Sync option added.
Each year, automakers head to the North American International Auto Show to show off their most impressive new designs, far-out concepts, and innovative technologies. With so much to see at the show, it can be hard to impress. However, leaving an impression was not something Ford had a problem with at this year’s NAIAS, thanks to the debut of the new 2013 Fusion. The redesigned sedan was so impressive in fact, that it was named AutoWeek’s “Best in Show.”
Even the staff at AutoWeek was surprised by how drawn they were to the everyday car. According to Editor Wes Raynal, “It’s very rare for a midsize sedan to win Best in Show. I think it’s the first of a lot of awards the Fusion is going to win this year.” So far, he’s right. The new Fusion also received EyesOn Design recognition from the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology during the show.
Ford’s long-time Chief Creative Officer J Mays is feeling a little extra excitement about this car as well, stating that “I’ve been with the company for 13 years and I can truly say this is the best car ever to come out of the design and engineering center in Dearborn. We are delighted for the entire global design team, because this really was a global effort.” Aside from its sleek new design, other features that kept onlookers wanting more include impressive fuel economy, Ford’s new Lane-Keeping System, adaptive cruise control, and active park assist.